The Museum of History in Granite, The Center of the World

A recent New York Times Magazine article answered a question that bothered me for a long time – where is the center of the world?

Turns out it’s in Felicity, California. Jacques-André Istel, the founder (and lifetime mayor) of Felicity, has also created a fascinating history of humanity, carved by an artist in granite, designed to last for thousands of years.

A stone and glass pyramid marking the official center of the world; a beautiful church on a hill (and yes, the hill is man-made too); an epic monument which includes a celebration of George Washington’s great achievements as well as his taste in beer, all created by the person who made skydiving a popular sport – how could you go wrong? If I lived near Yuma, Arizona, I’d visit there today.

Center of the World

HH Early law panel 003 cropped

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